"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe
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"The Cask of Amontillado" eNotes Response Journal
Each Response Journal includes a rich variety of writing prompts: some will take students directly into the text, while others will give students an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and to reflect on their own experiences.

Teacher Guide to "The Cask of Amontillado"
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes essential questions, plot diagram, themes, motifs and images, irony and other literary elements, vocabulary, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

Biography and background information, Edgar Allan Poe
Lesson plans, activities, and information on Poe's life and times.

"The Cask of Amontillado"
Vocabulary, a handout with emphasis on literary terms, and a post-reading activity.

"The Cask of Amontillado"
Online text of the story with vocabulary support. Five comprehension/discussion questions at the end.

"The Cask of Amontillado"
Worksheets, vocabulary practice, and related links.

"The Cask of Amontillado" Background for Poe's Short Story
This online slide presentation is especially good at explaining Carnival.

"The Cask of Amontillado"
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions and suggested evidence-based answers, academic vocabulary, a culminating writing task with prompt and model, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

"The Cask of Amontillado"
Summary, analysis, and vocabulary words.

"The Cask of Amontillado" Discussion Questions
On this page, an extensive set of discussion questions. Follow links at the bottom to text-specific questions.

"The Cask of Amontillado" Discussion Questions
One page of postreading discussion questions, one page of literary analysis questions. Word processor required for access.

"The Cask of Amontillado" Discussion Questions
Literal, inferential, and evaluative questions.

"The Cask of Amontillado" Discussion Questions
14 discussion questions.

Edgar Allan Poe and the Art of Composition
Students analyze "The Cask of Amontillado" for the composition patterns outlined in "The Philosophy of Composition." These patterns will be documented using a graphic organizer. The student will then use a graphic organizer as a guide to using Poe's pre-writing techniques to write an original short story. In writing the story, the student will evaluate the effectiveness of this pre-writing technique.

How to Decipher a Coat of Arms
Informational text offering insight into how Fortunato defines himself. Students might wish to design one for themselves.

Law and Order: Edgar Allan Poe
Students read "The Tell-Tale Heart" and/or "The Cask of Amontillado." They will analyze the narrators as the narrators see themselves and as the reader sees them. They will then write the script of an interrogation of one of the narrators in the style of a popular TV series. This unit is designed for 9th grade and will require 3-5 class periods of 45 minutes.

Revenge — Its Grisly Effects
Graphic organizer, vocabulary, editing practice, and practice with quotation marks. This 5-page printable requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Unfortunate Fortunato
You are a local police detective; your task is to investigate the disappearance of Fortunato. Retrace his steps leading up to his disappearance. Remember to interview anyone who may have seen him that night. After gathering all of your information, write a detailed missing person's report on behalf of Fortunato's family, detailing Fortunato's last day on earth.

Vocabulary from "The Cask of Amontillado"
68 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of use, synonyms, more.



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